I am smiling in this photo because I smiled though most of the turmoil I experienced this decade. The toxic relationships that had my emotions all over the place, loss, and the consistent unpredictable changes I experienced. I could complain. I could tell stories to make you feel sorry for me, but I won't do that. Instead, because I am (and will always be) a glass half full girl, I will let you all in on a little secret... 2020 has more for me than 2010-2019 ever did!
Yes that's right, I am claiming an abundance of all that is good in the next year. This year will set me up for the next five years in a way I could not have ever imagined.
I realized over the past 10 years that I have been inspiring others through my pain and misfortune. At least that was my intention. But in the next 10 years, I want to give more advice to others. I realized that by having a degree in psychology and a passion for it, I have an innate ability to overcome things that most would battle for years. And because writing, encouraging and inspiring others is my calling, I have a wisdom for this work that I can't explain.
I often hear others say that I reached out to them at the right time, and my words (posts) were exactly what they needed to hear. I want to continue to do that, but starting in 2020, I want to draw inspiration from you all. I want to make sure that I am speaking directly to you. It's important to me that I began to open up discussions and make you all feel comfortable to ask me questions and share your own stories.
I tried to create an environment where we feel more comfortable being vulnerable. I didn't have that luxury growing up. I didn't have the chance to feel comfortable sharing my feelings and being open, but I refuse to allow that to be how I experience life as an adult. I want to aid in breaking the cycle of being too strong that our children never understand the importance of being vulnerable.
I hope that AudriWrites.com will be a place where everyone feels that they can come and share their experiences in the coming years. Can you all help me make this a place where we change together for the better?